Tips for Creating a Relaxing Place to Journal

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Layne McDonald. Ph.D.

If you want to start journaling daily, finding a relaxing place to do it will help. While you do not need an entire room dedicated to journaling, you want a cozy space to which you can retreat. Here, you’ll discover some great tips for creating a comfortable place to journal.

Choose a quiet space.

The first thing to focus on when looking for the perfect journaling space is whether it is quiet. You will need a calm area to write to get your thoughts and feelings down onto the paper. 

If you have kids, you can do it when they are in bed or create a quiet space in your bedroom where you will not be disturbed. You can journal anywhere that is comfortable and quiet. It could even be an outdoor space in warmer weather. 

Eliminate any clutter.

Wherever you choose to base your journaling space, it’s essential to eliminate any clutter. A cluttered room can also cause our minds to become confused. So, please clean up the area and make sure it is organized. 

The more organized your journaling space, the easier it will be to write. 

Add a plant to the space.

You will want to make your journaling space as pleasant as you can. This means it should be visually appealing as well as comfortable. Adding a plant to the area can help to give it a sense of calm and tranquility. There are hundreds of different types of plants, ensuring there is one to match your preferences. 

Plants also improve air quality, boosting the oxygen within the space. Not all plants will increase air quality, so look specifically for plants with this feature to gain the most benefits. 

Utilize the power of scent.

When you are going to write, you can control how you feel with the power of scent. For example, a Lavender scent can create a relaxing, calming space. Or you can improve your focus and concentration with a citrus scent. 

Think about a scent that helps you to feel calmer and more focused. Whatever smell you love, if you add it to your journaling routine, you’ll look forward to doing it. 

Have comfortable seating available.

Another thing you’ll want to focus on is comfortable seating. You do not want to write, or at least register for long, if you do not have a comfortable seat. The more comfortable your writing space, the longer you will stick to it. You could write on your bed or an ergonomic office chair. Some people also prefer to write on a giant, oversized beanbag.

It isn’t hard to create a relaxing space for journaling. Whether you do it at a desk in your office or while sitting on your bed, the above tips will help you create the best space.